Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Grow where you are planted...

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

This morning I bring you the cutest card.  The digital stamp is from a new company, but I bet all my paper piecing friends are very familiar with the designs.  The company is called Digi Box Designs and they are the sister company to Treasure Box Designs. 

This Digital stamp is called Spring Girl 

Digital Stamp uploaded into Cricut Design Space to use the print and cut function with my Explore Air
Sentiment if from Cricut Design Space
I used Fancy Frames Dies to create a pretty mat that image is on
Spring Girl was done in water colors using Faber Castell Albrecht Durer

Be sure to stop on over at Digi Box Designs as right now they are having a sale as a Get to know us kind of promotion 50% off all digital images.

Also if you would like to see what the rest of my fellow Design Team is doing with these fun and whimsical digital images please come on over to the FACEBOOK GROUP 

Have a great day Dreamerz!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A life filled with dreams...

Good Afternoon Dreamers!!

As promised here is another card for you to enjoy.  Those that know me personally know I love the following things in no particular order (yet sometimes one more than the other) Unicorns, Frogs, Dragons, and Rubber Duckies.  I bought this Frog Ballerina stamp from Stampendous and I have used it quite a bit.  I think it is very whimsical and very versatile.  

So I stamped her on bright white cardstock and colored in just her tutu, ballet shoes and then fussy cut her out. Stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it out and adhered it on my die cut layer, then mounted the whole project on pretty patterned grey cardstock. Base of card is on the same color grey as the fussy cut sentiment. Finished card off with a tiny Silver tulle bow to help tie in the theme of the card.

Supplies used:
Fancy Frames Die used on black woodgrain paper from American Crafts
Ballerina Frog from Stampendous
Red Stickles on tutu
Iridescent Stickles on tips of tiara
Silver tulle for bow
Colored part of stamp done with Staedtler Tri-Plus Fineliner
foam pop dots to elevate Ballerina

Have a great day Dreamerz!!

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I'm Late! I'm Late! I'm Late! or wait maybe I am early??

Good Morning Dreamerz!!!

Today I will be putting up a few blog posts.  First card is for a male friend of mine. Chris and I have been friends over 20 years yet I do not know how old he is (over 20 right?) He is one of those guys that when he was younger was a bit vain about his appearance.  Now that he is older he really does not like the fact that he is aging.. He has always refused to tell me how old he is or even to give me a birth month/day.  So every year I send him a card on April Fools day and on the inside it always says the same thing "Either I am late or I am early, but at least I did not forget your Birthday" He looks forward to these cards every year he tell's me.  This year I am sharing his card with you all first.. 

Have a great day Dreamerz!!!

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Chocolate Rabbit woes...

Hello Dreamerz!!!

Are you ready for Easter card #2?? 

Inspiration for this card came from Cassandra a DT Member for Jaded Blossom.  here is a link to the Inspiration for my card SCRAPLIFTED 

Card Recipe:
Chocolate Bunny from Miss Kates Cuttables, then uploaded to Cricut Design Space where I had to create a perfect slice of the Bunny's Butt having the appearance of being bitten into.  The Bunny with the bitten ears already came that way.
Egg shapes cut with Cricut Explore
Sentiment is from Funny Bunny stamp set
Bows on Bunnies from Bow Dies 
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die used for grass

Now who want's Chocolate??

See you in a bit Dreamerz with the next Easter card!!


Good Morning Dreamerz!!

Today I will be posting lots of Easter themed cards  Especially since most of them have been sent out and the recipients have loved them all.

First up is some Word ART.  I grabbed this digi file while it was offered free from 2 Cute Ink

Card Recipe:
Digi stamp printed and then fussy cut, colored with copics and wink of stella in clear applied over letters.
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and Stitched Hillside dies used for all layers
Cricut Explore to cut out egg shapes and bunny shapes

See you in a little bit for Easter Themed Card #2

Annabelle Melancholy Moppet ~ Spring

Good Morning Dreamers, this morning I am sharing a pretty digi.

So I bring you Annabelle Melancholy Moppet but with a Spring twist. You see usually melancholy conjures up darker, sadder images of forlorn longings of things past to me. So I colored her in the colors of Spring with bright pops of color in pinks and purples, even the lil bird is blue as in the Bluebird of Happiness.  I used my MS Word program to insert her onto a new project then found a free vector of a bench in a park like setting as her backdrop.

After she was completely watercolored I created a frame using Spellbinders long border dies. The flourishes are also die cut from Spellbinders in parchment paper and a soft green printed paper that pulls the color from the bushes. I added a couple of pretty flowers over the top of the flourishes to add more pop of color.

Have a great day Dreamerz!!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Looking a little green...

Hello Dreamerz,

This is up sort of late as I had a very busy day today.  
I just purchased the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats stamps and dies and am in love with them!! I wanted to use them right away.
So I was trying to think of how to use them and realized I lacked in get well cards in my stash.  I always like to have a few on hand to drop in the mail for a friend when I hear they do not feel well.
I hope you like my humor on this one.

Card Recipe:
Tim Holtz Crazy Cat stamp and die
Various Copics in green to color cat
Paint Splatter stamp, 1st time using this and I have had it since it was released
Cricut Explore for the sentiment using write function
Splatter layer die cut with Fancy Frames
Eyelet Outlet Green Glitter Enamel Dots

Thank you for taking the time to look today.

Have a great day Dreamerz!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Make a Splash!!!

Good Morning Dreamerz.

This morning I have something a lil bit fun and filled with special wishes for a very special soon to be 4 year old.
Our dear friends Cory and Ashley have the sweetest lil girl named Braydie.  We have known this sweetheart since she was but a few weeks old and have come to love her so very much.  Her birthday is coming up and the theme of her party is "Under The Sea".  
So when I saw this cute mermaid from Digi Box Designs I just knew this would be the focal point of our card to Braydie.

Card Recipe

Mermaid from Digi Box Designs uploaded to Cricut DS & done as a print & cut.
Prismacolor Premier for all coloring
Shaker card cut from Fancy Frames Dies
Sentiment from Magical Wishes
Stamped Seaweed
Shell Sequins
Shaker Sequins
Gold Stickles and Clear Wink of Stella

I hope you like this card as much as I know a special little girl will.

Have a great day Dreamerz..

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Leave a little Sparkle...

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

Today is a new day and yet it still all seems so very real.  It has been 2 weeks since my mom has passed and I have been hiding in my craft room as much as possible. Glitter, Glue, Family, Good Friends, and all things color seem to be helping me each day.  Many have said my mom had the most infectious laugh, that when they heard it even in a crowded room they just knew she was there without ever actually seeing her.  She was loved by so many, it's as if she left a "Lil Sparkle" of herself on everyone's heart.  

Today's card is filled with that spirit.  The digital stamp is from Faery Ink and you can get her right here Arielle flora fae

Card Recipe:

Arielle Digital Stamp colored in Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Circle Easel Card base from My Scrap Chick Easel Card Collection
Scallop layer and 2 pink circle layers are die cuts using Stitched in Circle dies
Sentiment and embossed swirls are from Magical Wishes
Ranger holographic embossing powder for swirls
I used clear Wink of Stella over most of image the added Ranger Glossy Accents on the 3 flowers to add dimension and really make the flowers pop.
Digital Stamp was uploaded to Cricut Design Space then attached to a circle for print and cut.

Thank you to Amanda Byron of Faery Ink for creating such a perfect lil fae.

Have a great day Dreamers...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

You are a strange bird.......

Good Morning Dreamerz..

Here is another post for today.  I knew when I saw this digi from Sandra Caldwell I just had to color it up.. If you think it is just as cute as me you can find it here Hoppity Hoot and while you are there take a peek around as I am sure you will find so many other AH-Dorbz digis to choose from.

I just love the grunge-y sketchy look of these digi's so much!!  

Card Recipe:
Hoppity Hoot from Sandra Caldwell
Colored first in various Copics
feather detail done with Prismacolor Premier pencils
background Pebbles chalks in green and brown brushed all over
Jaded Blossom Border Dies used to give a wonky edge
stamped sentiment from Unity

If you would like to see more of Sandra Caldwell's colored digis please feel free to HOPPITY hop over to her Facebook Group page Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Have a great day Dreamerz!!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Jumpin Jelly Beans!!! 2 Creative Chicks Showcase #8

Good Morning Dreamers, today is my turn to post for 2 Creative Chicks.

This morning I bring you a super cute slider card. With Easter just around the corner this was the perfect card to create.  

Card Recipe:
Slider card base from Birds Cards
paper piecing from KaDoodle Bug Designs
Sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas
stickles and glossy accents

Starts March 1, 2016
Ends March 31, 2016
Click HERE to link up!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Don't Hurry, Be Happy...

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

What a month!! seems like my life has been on super fast mode and I have not had time to stop and clear my head.  So many things have happened this month and it is barely half over!! Anyone else feel this way? This morning I am showing off a cute file from KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ CK Sloth I was kindly asked by one of their DT members Twila to please take a moment to enter the current challenge over on their Facebook challenge page and when one of KDB DT ask's you to participate you go out of your way to do it, why? well because they have the sweetest Design Team's around!! The theme this challenge 

I knew when I saw this Cutie I had to have him!! And with the way my month has been going I think I am going to try and adopt the "Sloth Way" and slow down a bit.

Card Recipe:
Cutie KaToodles - Sloth cut on my Cricut Explore Air
American Crafts cardstock
white and black chalk inked all the edges
white chalk ink for eyes and nose
Card base and writing also cut and written on my Explore Air
Eyelet Outlet Enamel dots..

Thanks for taking the time to look today, I hope you all take a que from the sloth,


Have a great day Dreamerz!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Loss and how to cope...

Good Afternoon Dreamerz.

Yes it has been about a minute since I have blogged, but lots has happened since my last blog post. My mom passed away March 9th after suffering from a long illness.  While we all knew this day would come it still did not and does not make the loss any easier to take.  I am so very very thankful for the family and friends who have prayed for my family the last week, sent cards, letters, called, texted, dropped by and who have dragged me out of the house to let me know they care. I had gone to pre-grief counseling last year and my therapist had suggested then that I start a journal so that I could write down my thoughts, feelings, and just about anything I wanted.  Well I didn't at that time.  There is a really sweet artist name Julia Spiri and she does some really sweet digital images.  I had bought the one I am going to show you because I really liked it and it made me think of treasured memories. So here I was sitting here all alone at my home after I had come home from my parents house last week and it was all I could do to just breathe.  So I took to my craft room to just color to help my mind escape and relax me.  I settled upon this Julia Spiri image with no real end project in mind, and the more I worked on it the more it came to life.  I knew what this colored image was going to become.  It is now the front of my journal. I have ordered the journal from amazon and it is coming soon, but until then I wanted to share it with you all. 
So here she is,
"The Fantasy Hat"

She was completely colored in Prismacolor Premier pencils.
I created the cover itself by embossing heavy duty foil with a steampunk gear embossing folder. once embossed I used double sided tape on a piece of sturdy cardboard and laid the embossed foil over to adhere it.  I then used alcohol markers to color the foil.  Once I was happy with the colors I used versamark applied over the whole top and then applied 4 coats of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel aka UTEE to give it a nice smooth front and help protect the colored and foiled cover. I inked the edges of my finished coloring and adhered it to the top of the cover and will use UTEE to completely seal the colored image to the top of the journal cover.

If you like this image you can find it here Fantasy Hat again a huge thank you to Julia Spiri for creating this image that I will now be able to put my treasured memories under.

BTW Julia Spiri has a FB Group please join to see all the amazing images she produces. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Gator Boo ~ Lacy Sunshine "Team A Wild Challenge"

Good Morning Dreamers,  Today marks the beginning of the Lacy Sunshine Team A Wild Challenge.  All details on how you can enter this anything goes challenge are at the bottom of my post.  Now onto the fun stuff!!

This morning for my challenge project I was given Gator Boo to color.  He was so fun to color but then I was stuck on how to present him, so after looking at him for a few days it hit me Spring and Wild!! So I went out into my yard and clipped a few new sprigs off my beloved Sterling Rose bush, a few dandelions (yes I know they are weeds but they sure grow WILD in Spring), and another lil blooming weed. Note to self, Get husband to spray for weeds! I then pulled a really pretty paper from my stash with elements of nature on it along with a cute saying and cut it apart to create the card.  Everything seemed to just come together on it's own once I had settled on the paper, isn't that how it always goes?? 

So here you go readers my Gator Boo!!

Card Recipe:
Gator Boo digital image from Lacy Sunshine
Boo layer die cut with CDD Fancy Frame Dies
All other layers including the fussy cut banner for the sentiment were cut with 
Hello Spring sentiment from Jaded Blossom ~ Springtime Greetings stamped then heat embossed using Ranger Holographic embossing powder

I do hope to see you enter your "Anything Goes Project" at the Lacy Sunshine Blog.  Just click this link right here to enter ~Click here to enter~

If you enter be sure to come back and leave me a comment that you did so I can show you some BLOG Love!!

Until next time Dreamers, Have a great day!!


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